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T-Mobile will let you bank your unused data come January 2015

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 15:42
T-Mobile's latest Uncarrier announcement might lack the pomp and circumstance of a big media event, but CEO John Legere's conversation with Yahoo Tech's David Pogue is already proving fruitful. Once January rolls around, T-Mobile customers will be ab...

Moving wind forecast puts beautiful weather in your browser

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 15:12
It's hard to get excited about weather forecasts unless they promise warm and sunny days, but you might just make an exception for Windyty. The browser-based meteorological tool shows you living, breathing view of the world's wind patterns along with...

Raspberry Pi helps old school pinball machine spew internet cliches

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 14:36
Pinball machines have been created from a single meme, so why not base one on, say, all of them? Liberty Games decided to refurbish an old and busted "Baby Doll" machine with all the cats, doges and "winter is coming" memes they could wedge in, while...

Huawei's dual-lens phone lets you get artsy, shoot in the dark

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 13:55
Judging by Huawei's latest smartphone unveiled in Beijing today, it looks like someone has taken a leaf out of HTC's playbook. The Honor 6 Plus -- a follow-up to the reasonably priced Honor 6 -- is all about its dual rear 8-megapixel cameras, which c...

Uber responds half-heartedly to Senator Franken's privacy questions

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 13:47
Uber has at last responded to Senator Al Franken's questions about its controversial vehicle tracking and privacy policies... and if you were hoping for clear answers, you'll be disappointed. The ridesharing outfit's letter mostly reiterates the comp...

Opera's Coast iOS browser gets faster, smarter and more social

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 13:00
The Coast browser from Opera has come a long way since its early days on the iPhone, and it's about to get better. Not to be confused with Opera Mini, Opera Coast is a mobile browser focused on providing users quick access to their favorite websites,...

You should watch 'Black Mirror: White Christmas' on Channel 4 tonight

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 12:47
Tonight, Charlie Brooker's acclaimed Black Mirror returns for a Christmas special. The 90-minute episode will feature three interwoven stories dripping in the show's trademark dystopian tech. It stars Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Rafe Spall (Prometheus, The S...

Scientists dream up a credit card that no one can forge

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 12:25
One downside of bank cards is that, with the right equipment and know-how, they're pretty easy to clone. That's not just a problem for the people whose cash gets stolen, but also for the banks that are tasked with preventing fraud. It appears that cr...

BT scores more football with Sky Sports 1 and 2 on YouView

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 11:56
While BT is focused on extending its own sports coverage, the company is well aware that Sky Sports plays a major role in coaxing consumers to choose its competitor's TV packages. After striking a blow against its rival in the courts last month, BT i...

Microsoft app lets you take calls on your Lumia just by picking it up

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 11:27
We love the idea of orientation gestures (used by Samsung, HTC and Moto phones and apps like Tasker), but they aren't natively supported on iOS, Android or Windows Phone yet. Microsoft seems ready to buck that trend with the launch of a Gestures Beta...

'Light Cocoon' is a fabric-wrapped concept car with a 3D-printed skeleton

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 10:34
German firm EDAG Engineering regularly conjures up both futuristic and wacky concept cars, just like the "Light Cocoon" pictured above slated to be showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The company calls it the "ultimate in future lightweight cons...

Google's year in search: Robin Williams, Ebola and the World Cup

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 09:18
"May you live in interesting times!" 2014 strongly honored that Chinese blessing/curse, judging by the top Google searches around the world. Trillions of queries reflected the turbulence of the past year with tragedy (the suicide of Robin Williams), ...

Netflix for Android now lets you control movies from your wrist

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 08:12
Netflix has taken its sweet time bringing its Android app up-to-date, but at least it's bearing extra nice gifts for you and your inner circle. You can now privately endorse shows to Facebook friends without clogging their news feeds -- a feature tha...

Comcast, Roku cut a deal for HBO Go and Showtime streaming

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:40
On the same day HBO announced its streaming service is on the Amazon Fire TV, Roku has news of its own. Re/code found an FCC filing revealing that the media streamer folks have come to an agreement with Comcast. That means the cable giant's customers...

Google Wallet for iOS can now split your tab between friends

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 07:04
Apple still hasn't opened up NFC support for Google Wallet, but it doesn't mean Mountain View can't add some other sweet new features to the app's iOS version. This latest update brings in a handful of new functions, including Touch ID support that l...

Women's basketball recruiter sanctioned for sharing a Netflix account

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 04:59
When the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) involves itself with regulating over a thousand sports teams, organizations and athletes, it's normally a big deal - especially when deal-makers are looking to offer all kinds of incentives for...

'Mutarium' prototype is the perfect farm for edible plastic-eating fungi

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 04:01
Biodegradable plastics exist because traditional ones take between 20 and 1,000 years to break down in the wild, often blocking waterways and killing animals as that all happens. That's why two industrial designers and a group of microbiologists have...

LG says next year's 4K TVs will be better because of quantum dots

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 02:38
LG has announced that next year, it will have a new set of 4K TVs to slot between its existing Ultra HD LCDs and super-colorful OLED models. These are different because they use quantum dot technology, which LG says will make for a wider color palett...

Blizzard's bringing its 'Warcraft' card game to Android tablets

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 01:40
Recently picked up a Nexus 9 but you're still jealous of your iPad-toting pals because they can play Blizzard's Warcraft-themed card game? Well, relax because Hearthstone is coming to Android. It's launching in waves, according to the publisher, star...

What's on your HDTV: 'Cowboy Bebop' Blu-ray, 'Ascension'

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 00:53
While we enjoy the holiday reruns, this week some will be unwrapping an early present, as the acclaimed anime series Cowboy Bebop is released on Blu-ray. Also worth checking out is Syfy's three-episode mini-series Ascension, as well as the season fin...

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